Unity declined my first submission of CYOI! Here’s the email:
Hi Imp Rock,
Thanks very much for your submission to the Asset Store.
‘Choose Your Own Inspector’ has been declined.
We are concerned about the level of your professional appearance online. We ask that you provide a link to a professional portfolio site to show your experience on your publisher page. This is beneficial to establish yourself as a trustworthy seller to your user base.
If you’re a student or a start up publisher and don’t have a ready website yet, please provide a Linkedin profile, or Github account.
The Asset Store Team
I had to look this up because it isn’t clear what is being asked for by the reviewer. Well, it turns out that this is a canned email response. Others have posted this exact text in various forums, including Unity’s own. Basically, this is the email that Unity sends when the asset author doesn’t provide a link to some “home” website. However, I did provide a link to a website. This website! It was in the asset description I submitted for CYOI. On top of that, the Asset Store Publisher account info requires a URL to your “publisher page.” It shows up on an asset’s store page as a link that says “Visit Publisher’s Website.” Well, that URL was already provided when I submitted JumpTo.
So, with the exact same data, JumpTo was already approved. Twice, now, in fact. And, of course, JumpTo has the same information provided as CYOI’s submission. If it worked for JumpTo, why would it not be acceptable for CYOI? I have no idea what the reviewer was thinking, but, as far as I can tell, there isn’t a problem. It seems obvious that what is described in that email isn’t relevant at all. If the reviewers are looking for a specific thing, then that specific thing needs to be specified. It just would have been nice to get some personalized feedback instead of the irrelevant canned email.
Other asset store publisher discussions said that uploading a new draft of the asset was in order, which puts the asset back into the approval queue. I’ve done that just now. Does this mean I have to wait another two weeks to hear back from Unity? It’s infuriating! I guess it’s a good thing that I don’t rely on asset store sales as a source of income.